Our local thatchers in action again – on the ground and in the sky!
More sketches than drawing but they provide an idea of the construction method. Each floor is independently supported with its own posts from the ground floor – see posts in grey for first floor and yellow for second floor (further down the page). Going with the naming convention of ground floor, first floor then second floor … Continue reading
Our metalworker has come up with another ingenious solution – this time for holding all of the upright posts together in their vertical positions. We have 5 sets of uprights on each side of two sides making 10 sets. Then a centre line of 5 uprights each with a king pole supporting the ridge pole … Continue reading
Drilling 3 x 115mm eucalyptus posts in one go with the 450mm rebar drill bit. We need this drill bit to form the holes that we are going to use to thread another piece of rebar through to lock the posts together. Basically the drill bit is made from a piece of rebar heated in … Continue reading
The building has gone up as a free standing structure (see all pictures up to 11th January 21). We are adding customised connectors to prevent any movement out of alignment. The custom metalworker has so far produced the following connectors: which look better in their finished form and in position customised fastenings made out of … Continue reading